Thai rescue team members walk inside the cave where the soccer team was trapped since June 23. It is rainy season in Thailand at the moment, with torrential downpours that appear out of nowhere dominating the weather patterns.
The 12 boys, aged 11-16, and their coach, 25, are part of Wild Boars Football Club in Thailand.
Rescue efforts over the last few days have managed to bring eight out of the 12 boys to safety, with divers going in and out of the caves to rescue them in groups of four.
Authorities then gathered 90 divers, 50 of them foreigners, to help extract the boys out of a claustrophobic tunnel network that in some places was completely filled with water and so narrow that they could only be squeezed through.
However, ex-Navy SEAL diver Saman Kunan died during the rescue effort. Rescue crews are anxious about the amount of air the trapped children are using, which is being drained rapidly.
"Although his technology is good and sophisticated, it's not practical for this mission", the rescue chief said.
The search operation quickly turned into a rescue mission involving 90 divers - 50 foreign and 40 Thai - though some warned it could take months.
Jesada said the group had been given x-rays and blood tests, adding that two presented suspected symptoms of pneumonia but were given antibiotics and were "in a normal state".
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The first boys rescued in what's been a days-long process were in "high spirits" and generally appeared "healthy", according to the Associated Press.
Family members have seen at least some of the boys from behind a glass barrier.
The rescue mission to extract the boys and their coach from the cave began early Sunday morning and concluded on Tuesday afternoon, after several voyages into the flooded passage.
They're all likely to stay the hospital for seven days due to their weakened immune systems, Chokedamrongsook said.
The 12 young footballers rescued from a cave in Thailand after more than two weeks underground are unlikely to be able to take up an offer to attend the World Cup final in Moscow, doctors said yesterday.
The rescued boys are being quarantined in case any of them contracted infections while inside the cave. Our thoughts and prayers are with those affected.
Underscoring the danger behind the mission, Ivan Karadzic said, "They are diving in something considered an extremely hazardous environment". They were immediately sent for a medical examination, but there has been no news about their condition. Musk had proposed possible technological solutions for extracting the boys while they were trapped and travelled to Thailand this week.